You are welcome here
We recognize that it can be challenging for Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer folks to access spaces and supports that affirm our identities and experiences due to systemic discrimination.
This website exists to support 2SLGBTQ people who have experienced gender based violence and connect them with queer-affirming resources and supports.
This is also a space where service providers can connect with training and resources, so they can build their skills and provide more affirming care to the 2SLGBTQ community.
Are you a 2SLGBTQ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) person who has experienced gender-based violence?
Are you a service provider who wants to learn about providing affirming care for 2SLGBTQ people?
So what is GBV?
Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence directed towards a person because of their gender, gender expression, or perceived gender. This could look like physical or sexual violence (e.g. assault), emotional and psychological abuse (e.g. calling someone harmful slurs), financial abuse (e.g. denying access to funds), religious violence (e.g. denying access to practice faith), online harassment (e.g. troling someone on social media), and more.
About the GBV Project
This project exists to address the significant gaps and barriers that 2SLGBTQ people face when trying to access supports for gender based violence.
Our Funders & Supporters
OUTSaskatoon graciously acknowledges funding partnerships with all levels of government, charitable organizations, community foundations, corporations, annual grants, and individual stakeholders.